This seems to be the new Aston Villa nike home shirt for the 2007/2008 season.
Villa fans are so excited about the launch of the new Nike kits that they are prepared to pre-order blind! The hotly anticipated home and away kits for the 2007-08 season will be unveiled later this month and club bosses are predicting record sales.
In fact many fans are ready to pre-order even before they see the kits - with the club shop taking orders from today.
Head of Merchandising John Greenfield told avfc.co.uk: "I've never known interest like this. We've had hundreds of requests to pre-order the kits - even though nobody has yet seen them.
"Supporters are understandably excited about the Nike deal and there's been a lot of interest in the designs ever since we announced the partnership.
"We always take pre-orders once the kit is unveiled, but the demand is so high this year that we've been asked by supporters to take orders earlier than ever." The new kits will be unveiled later this month
The club colours are claret shirt with sky blue sleeves, white shorts with claret and blue trim, sky blue socks with claret and white trim.
They were the original wearers of these famous colours and other teams, notably West Ham, Burnley and Scunthorpe adopted the same colours. Villa's colours at the outset were generally comprised of plain shirts, either white or grey or a shade of blue, with either white or black shorts.
For a few years after that (1877–79) The team wore several different kits from all white, blue and black, red and blue to plain green. By 1880, black jerseys with a red lion embroidered on the chest were introduced by William McGregor. This remained the first choice strip for six years. On Monday, 8 November 1886, an entry in the club's official minute book states:
" Proposed and seconded that the colours be chocolate and sky blue shirts and that we order two dozen.
Proposed and seconded that Mr McGregor be requested to supply them at the lowest quotation."
The chocolate colour later became claret.
Nobody is quite sure why claret and blue became the club's adopted colours. The main theory surrounding the colours suggests that with the Scottish influence of characters such as George Ramsay and William McGregor the kit was created from the combination of the maroon of Hearts and the blue of Rangers, with the Scottish lion rampant included in the badge.
A new crest was revealed on 2 May for the 2007–2008 season and beyond. The new crest includes a star to represent the European Cup win in 1982, and has a light blue background behind Villa's 'lion rampant'. The traditional motto "Prepared" remains in the crest, and the name Aston Villa has been shortened to AVFC, FC having been omitted from the previous crest.